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[movies]Haim Gunner 12may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who tells of growing up in Ottawa, Canada, a town divided between French and British factions, amidst blatant anti-semitism. He talks of his involvement in a socialist Zionist youth movement, which led him to agricultural college, NYC (where he edited the youth movement's publication), and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 182
[movies]Harriet Bonfeld 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Harriet Bonfeld, educator, is the daughter of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog. Harriet speaks briefly of her father’s background growing up outside of Odessa (the same town as Marc Chagall). She remembers that her father liked to talk about his parents and grandparents, who were wealthy in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution...
Keywords: Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 45
[movies]Marilyn Cassotta 7December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Marilyn Cassotta was interviewed by Mark Gerstein at the Yiddish Book Center on December 7, 2012. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marilyn Cassotta Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 7, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 26
[movies]Yechiel Schachner 2April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Yechiel Schachner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 2, 2011 in New York. Yechiel Schachner’s family lived in Odessa before his mother immigrated to the United States in 1920 and his father in 1922. Yechiel begins his interview describing his childhood growing up in Boro Park in Brooklyn, New York. Yechiel describes his parents’ commitment to the Yiddish world and their apolitical household...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 52
[movies]Frederick Schwartzman 28October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Frederick Schwartzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 28, 2013 in New York City. This interview is conducted in Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Frederick Schwartzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, October 28, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Robert Epstein 5April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Robert Epstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 5, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert begins his interview with a brief overview of his family’s settlement in the United States. Robert’s parents both came from Poland, but did not meet until they were settled in New York City on the Lower East Side. As Robert recalls his family’s history he weaves in and out of stories of his grandparent’s work in the United States, the family members that stayed in Europe and perished in ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Leonard Strear and Albert Dinner 6July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Leonard Strear and Albert “Booney” Dinner, cousins, were interviewed in Denver, Colorado on July 6, 2011. Albert was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado, and Leonard was born in Detroit and grew up in Denver. The two cousins talk about their shared family history, their childhoods in Colorado, and their lives as Jewish farmers there. Growing up, Leonard spent much of his time working for his father, a poultry farmer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 52
[movies]Jim Hoberman 26June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Jim Hoberman was interviewed by Emma Morgenstein on June 26, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Jim Hoberman’s interview begins with an overview of his family’s history which centers mostly around New York city where he, his parents, and his maternal grandparents were born and raised. Jim’s paternal grandparents were from southern Ukraine, and his maternal great grandparents originated from Slovakia and Germany...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 61
[movies]Andrei Malaev-Babel 16May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Andrei Malaev-Babel was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 16, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Andrei begins his interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia as a member of a well-educated family that had great interest in the arts. When Andrei was born, his family moved to the suburbs of Moscow to a three-bedroom apartment in a five-story building. Andrei went to an English-language-focused school that happened to be next to the music school; Andrei’s grandmother would walk him to a...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 119
[movies]Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Cecile Kuznitz 19dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Cecile Kuznitz is the Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College and an Assistant Professor of Jewish History at the college. In her interview she discusses growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, working at the YIVO Institute, her scholarship in the field of modern Jewish history, and her relationship to Yiddish. The interview begins with a discussion of Kuznitz’s family background. Three out of four of her grandparents were born in Eastern Europe...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Bard College; YIVO
Downloads: 174
[movies]Yuri Vedenyapin 14july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Yuri Vedenyapin - Yiddish teacher at the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship program. To cite this interview: Yuri Vedenyapin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 14, 2010. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YuriVedenyapin14july2010YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Steiner Summer Internship Program 2010; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 340 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 76
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 131
[movies]Robert Wahler 07Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Robert Wahler was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 7, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Robert Wahler begins his interview by going over his family history. Beginning with his maternal relatives, Robert narrates how his great-grandfather came to the United States in the late 1800s from Russia. His maternal great-grandparents settled in Boston with their six children. Robert’s paternal grandfather was very wealthy Czech man...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; United States; Jewish community; Robert Waher; AZA
Downloads: 45
[movies]Marvin Swartz 13Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Marvin Swartz was interviewed by Irene Starr on March 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Swartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Irene Starr, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 13, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Scholarship; Academia; Marvin Swartz; Eastern Mass; Russia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Helene Shafran 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Helene Shafran, born to Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrants, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Boca Raton, Florida on March 13, 2013. Helene grew up in Willimantic, Connecticut, an area with very few Jews. She met her late husband Reuben z''l at Temple in their hometown and they were married until his death in 2012. Helene spends much of the interview relating her husband's story. Born in a shtetl in Southern Poland, Reuben escaped deportation through the goodwill of a gentile farmer who hid ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Helene Shafran; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Lola Paley-Byron 17Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Lola Paley-Byron is a social worker who was interviewed at the Yiddish Book Center on August 17, 2011. The first half of Lola’s interview focuses on her Polish heritage, how she and her family survived World War II, and the experience of assimilating into American life. Lola describes her parent’s life before they left Warsaw for Bialystok—the trip where her parents were married. Once in Russian territory, Lola’s parents and their family were arrested and sent to Siberia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Lola Paley-Byron; Warsaw
Downloads: 58
[movies]Ethel Taft 2October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Ethel Taft, a former social worker and the daughter of Yiddish essayist, poet, and teacher Israel Gubkin, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on October 2, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ethel recalls the early life of her father who was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia, in 1899. Israel Gubkin was a constant reader, self-taught in many areas, and had a strong grounding in Bible and history...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ethel Taft; Israel Gubkin
Downloads: 16
[movies]Ludmilla Coven 12Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Ludmilla Coven was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Ludmilla Coven Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/LudmillaCoven12dec2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ludmilla Coven
Downloads: 12
[movies]Irv Zuckerman 6June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Irv Zuckerman was interviewed by David Schlitt on June 6, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Irv Zuckerman’s interview starts with a riveting story about how his name became Irving in the first grade. The vivacity with which Irv begins his interview stays consistent as Irv provides incredible details during each story he shares. The first portion of the interview focuses on Irv’s life growing up as the child of a Russian emigrant mother and a Polish emigrant father in the Bronx in Brooklyn, Ne...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Irv Zuckerman
Downloads: 53
[movies]Christa Whitney 12oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
The interview was lovely. First Christa talked about where she grew up in the Bay Area in California and then she talked about her family background. She talked about being raised in a half-Catholic, half-atheist home and about her mother's Lithuanian and Irish heritage. She talked about going to Church as a young child but then eventually sort of drifting from religion as she no longer felt like a believer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Dance; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Travel; Smith College; Justin Cammy; oral history
Downloads: 130
[movies]Martha Ackelsberg 13September2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Martha Ackelberg’s family history pours out of her in meticulous detail as she explains that her maternal grandmother was born in the United States, her maternal grandfather was from Galicia, and her paternal grandfather was from the Ukraine. She explains how Daniel Mendelsohn’s book “The Lost” prompted the emergence of her family’s history, leaving her able to share what she does at the start of the interview...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; feminist; feminism; Amherst; Northampton; MA; Massachusetts; Camp Ramah
Downloads: 57
[movies]Paul Slater 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Paul Slater, co-founder of Hampshire Farm, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 23, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Paul Slater Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 23, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Paul Slater; veteran; veteran's education; nonviolence; World War Two
Downloads: 13
[movies]Motl Didner 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Motl Didner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 17, 2013 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Motl Didner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Motl Didner; Association for Jewish Studies conference
Downloads: 14
[movies]Israel Zamir 1November2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Israel Zamir, son of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 1, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Israel Zamir Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 1, 2013...
Keywords: Israel Zamir; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 25
[movies]Miriam Isaacs 26December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Isaacs was interviewed at Klezkamp by Pauline Katz on December 26th, 2010. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Miriam is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Galicia and grew up in a traditional Jewish home in Montreal and later Crown Heights. She describes her childhood in Montreal where she went to school in English, spoke Yiddish at home and French on the street. In New York she lived in Crown Heights, a neighborhood dominated by Holocaust survivors and their children but her fa...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Miriam Isaacs; KlezKamp; Sutzkever; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 126
[movies]Paula Teitelbaum 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paula Teitelbaum was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 28th, 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Paula was born in Poland after World War II to parents who had fled to the USSR during the Nazi invasion. She attended a Jewish school that taught Yiddish as a foreign language and performed in Yiddish language plays that retold the history of the USSR...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; KlezKamp; Bambridge Avenue; Paula Teitelbaum
Downloads: 186
[movies]Michael Wex 29December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Michael Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 29, 2010. Michael Wex’s interview takes us through a beautifully detailed and often funny telling of his life growing up in Canada, his time spent studying medieval literature, and how his interests eventually led him to write “Born to Kvetch.” The interview begins with Michael’s detailed family history that he dates back to his grandfather’s grandfather, a famous Hasidic rebbe in Poland...
Keywords: Michael Wex; KlezKamp; Born to Kvetch; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 79
[movies]Bella Bryks-Klein 25July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Bella Bryks-Klein, daughter of the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 25, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Learn more about Rachmil Bryks and view highlights from Bella's interview about him at: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/bella-bryks-klein-her-father-yiddish-writer-rachmil-bryks To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bella Bryks-Klein Oral History Interview, intervie...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Bella Bryks-Klein; Rachmil Bryks
Downloads: 90
[movies]Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
Downloads: 17
[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 58
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Lili Bermant 10nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, who most recently lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. This was her second interview with the Wexler Oral History Project. In the first interview, Lili talked mostly about her early years: growing up in Belgium and her escape to the United States via France, Spain, and Cuba. This second interview started with her move to the United States in December 1945...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 90
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 36
[movies]Malca Sussman Hubner 15December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Malca Sussman Hubner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2011 in Montreal. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Malc Sussman Hubner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/MalcaSussmanHubner15december2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Books; Jewish holidays; Canada; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Pesakh; Passover; Transmission; Advice; Malca Sussman Hubner; Jewish Public Library; recordings; Montreal; Ukraine; Waverly; Fairmount; Dora Wasserman; Sholem Aleichem
Downloads: 26
[movies]Randi Silnutzer 5October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Randi Silnutzer, Director of Operations at the National Yiddish Book Center, begins by providing a capsule history of her family background. Both Randiâs mother and father were from Philadelphia. Her father was not raised religious and lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, though her mother had a different experience: Randiâs maternal grandmother was a Gratz College graduate learned in Hebrew. Randi recalls her grandmotherâs recitations of the bible in its original language, saying that these b...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Other Jewish languages; Education; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Philadelphia; cherry hill NJ; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Rita Licht Rosenthal 22July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Rita Licht Rosenthal, retired social worker, was interviewed by Nina Dabek on July 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA. In this interview, Rita speaks of her family background; how both of her parents emigrated to New York from Galicia. She talks of her early years growing up in the Bronx, learning Yiddish even though her parents spoke only English to her. Later, she speaks to her involvement in creating the Jewish Center and also her involvement in the Women's Movement, as well as transmission of Yiddishka...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture, Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Urban; Rita Rosenthal; Oleska; Galicia; National Organization for Women; 1930's
Downloads: 12
[movies]Ruth Hillman 09Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Ruth Hillman was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on April 9, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ruth Hillman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 9, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Visual Arts; Press; Newspapers; Zionism; United States; Eastern Europe; Ruth Hillman; Brooklyn; British Palestine; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Ben Zion Shenker 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ben Zion Shenker, a world-renowned composer of nigunim (wordless melodies) in the Modzitzer Hasidic dynasty's tradition, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on July 3, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Ben Zion was raised in a musical home. His father was a cantor and he was considered a child prodigy by many. Throughout his career, Ben Zion has appeared on WEVD Yiddish Radio and has composed and recorded many niggunim which are used throughout the Orthodox world...
Keywords: Jewish education; Music; song; singing; Radio; Israel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Ben Zion Shenker; Modzitzer; Choir; Composing; Cantor; Khazn; WEVD; Mizmor L'David; Nign; Niggun; New York; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 77
[movies]Eva Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Apfelbaum was interviewed on December 2, 2011 by Sara Israel at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Visual Arts; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Western Europe; United States; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Immigration; Migration; Eva Apfelbaum; France; Germany; Environment; India; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Yehudi Wyner 14June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Yehudi Wyner was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on June 14, 2011 in Medford, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yehudi Wyner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YehudiWyner14june2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; Music; Coming back to Yiddish; Eastern Europe; Poetry; music composition; grandparents; Leo Low; Sidor Belarsky; Robert Russell Bennett; Ada Louise Huxtable; Lazar Weiner; World's Fair; yiddishist; hebreist; Bach Aria Group; Bach; Bianca Sauler; Haim Zalman Dimitrovsky; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 35
[movies]Boris Rubenstein 15May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Boris Rubenstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Boris Rubinstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist, grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. He explained that both his father and mother immigrated from Eastern Europe—Poland and Ukraine—to Mexico City. His father left Eastern Europe as a teenager, while his mother left as a young child, both following family members across the ocean...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Mexico; Boris Rubenstein
Downloads: 58
[movies]Yankl Garelik 24Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Yankl Garelik, Belarus-born printer now residing in Denver, Colorado, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yankl Garelik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Soviet Union; Anti-Semitism; Immigration; Migration; United States; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Love; Relationships; Jewish Identity; Yiddish speaker; Coming back to Yiddish; Transmission; Advice; Klezmer; Eastern Europe; Yankl Garelik; Rechitza; Belarus; Minsk; Denver; Colorado; Italy; Yidish-vokh
Downloads: 8
[movies]Israel Milkow 18June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Israel Milkow, Retired IT professional, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on June 18, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Israel Milkow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 18, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Anti-Semitism; Shtetl; World War Two; Israel Milkow
Downloads: 7
[movies]David Werdyger 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Werdyger, Hasidic khazn (cantor) and solo singer, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 2012. This interview is partially in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Werdyger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, July 3, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Music; Jewish professions; Transmission; Eastern Europe; Childhood; Rosh Hashanah; Career and Professional Life; Brooklyn; Hasidism; David Werdyger; Khazn; Cantor; Boro Park; Brooklyn; New York; Poland; Krakow; Ger; Yankel Talmud
Downloads: 664
[movies]Lynn Yanis 19Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lynn Yanis, a Wexler Oral Historian at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Sebastian Schulman on October 19, 2012 in Amherst, MA. Lynn discusses her background in a culturally/ethnic Jewish family, but one that had no religious identification (they attended a Unitarian church). She goes into her connections with other extended family in USA and Israel and her connection to Jewish foods Lynn speaks of political activism & Jewish identity at UMass in 1970s, as well as raising a Jewish daug...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Feminism; Lynn Yanis; New Jersey; Amherst MA; Puerto Rico; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Civil Rights; Unitarianism
Downloads: 12
[movies]Sylvia Fuchs 25Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sylvia Fuchs, 99 years old, Amherst resident, born in Harlem, NY, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 25, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sylvia Fuchs Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 25, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Roots/heritage; Love; Relationships; New York City; Temple Emmanuel; 1914-present
Downloads: 51
[movies]Benzion Miller 13June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Benzion Miller, world-renowned Hassidic cantor and collector and composer of nigunim (wordless melodies), was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Borough Park, New York on June 6, 2012. Parts of this interview are in Yiddish. Benzion was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. He was raised in a musical family - his father was also a cantor - in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. He recalls listening to WEVD Yiddish radio with his parents and discusses his memories of the Brownsville ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Radio; Moyshe Koussevitzky; Shmuel Tovsky; Hershl Fox; WEVD radio station; Bobever hasidism; Vishnitz hasidism; cantorial music; nigunim; khazones; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 57
[movies]Seweryn Aszkenazy 19Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Seweryn Aszkenazy, developer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Seweryn Aszkenazy Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Beverly Hills, CA, February 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Childhood; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; World War Two; Other languages; Literature; Russia; Visual Arts; Education; Family traditions; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Travel; Transmission; Roots; heritage; Hebrew; Seweryn Aszkenazy; Warsaw; Poland; Beit Polska Project
Downloads: 8
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